p5 ports don't respect LOCALBASE

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Nov 14 06:04:12 PST 2003

Rich Winkel <rich at math.missouri.edu> writes:

> I support various types of servers and workstations which need
> different "local" software sets.  I do all my building on one
> machine, so I use LOCALBASE and PKG_DBDIR in /etc/make.conf to
> keep the various configurations separate.  Unfortunately many ports
> don't respect the LOCALBASE setting and install into /usr/local,
> even while recording the packing list as being in LOCALBASE!
> The p5 ports seem especially bad about this.  I understand the
> need for perl to be able to find its local packages, so after I
> manually fix things up I need to know how to tell perl to look
> for its stuff under LOCALBASE instead of /usr/local.  Can someone
> tell me?
> Or alternatively, has someone else found a better way to deal with
> the whole problem of maintaining different software sets??

This is really a ports question, so I'm redirecting there.

Apparently you're dealing with bugs in the ports, but it's hard to be
sure without more details.  Can you give a specific example?

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